Wednesday, March 13, 2013

33 weeks

I think this baby is getting bigger by the minute.


I don't know how fashion bloggers do thishave their husbands take pictures of them all the time. At least for me, it's really uncomfortable. I also have a REALLY HUGE belly sooo... maybe if I were hott and had a closet full of J. Crew it would be cake. Mmmm... cake.

I never realize how big I am until I see these photos, and it's always a shock to my brain. Considering the fact that our bathroom mirror is too tall for me to even see my belly (maybe if I'm standing on my tip-toes) and I only glance at a full-length mirror to make sure my clothes match before running out the door at 6 in the morningI'm basically the opposite of those little, yappy, wannabe-tuff dogs that don't know how tiny they are. I'm just the pregnant mama who doesn't know how HUGE she is, which is probably why I've been bumping my belly into a lot of things/people/furniture lately. Sorry baby...

Anything new?

Jacob and I finished our hypnobirthing class, and I am honestly going to miss it. I wish I could keep going every week until the baby comes. I always learn something new and leave feeling uplifted and confident. It was also fun seeing and hanging out with the same group of expecting couples for the last 5 weeks.

A part of the hypnobirthing curriculum is listening to a 15-minute track of "positive affirmations" at least once every day. Sounds kinda weird. It was at first. But now I love it. I have to admit, listening to countless positive statements about your pregnancy and body + visualizing things going well just makes you feel good inside. Over the weeks, I've started to feel some of my anxieties diminish as well. I think it's working...

Jacob has expressed that he really wants to "catch the baby." Do OBs even let husbands do that in the hospital? Does it require special skill and training? I mean, all he has to do is not drop her, right?

It honestly doesn't feel like much has changed in the past few weeks (besides the steady increase in girth). I'm still feeling pretty greatespecially knowing that I only have two more days of work/commuting. If that weren't the case, I might feel differently. To say the least, I'm a little exhausted of being the "pregnant girl" on the train, on the bus, and at work. With friends and family, at church, and even in publicit's been cool. In fact, I probably have an overly-inflated sense of self-importance and awesomeness about being the "pregnant girl." For some reason, the work and commuting scene puts me out of my comfort zone. Maybe because I'm not allowed to have food at my desk.

I have a huge list of all the things I want/need to do before this baby comes, and plan to use my 4-6 (possibly 8) weeks off of work to get 'em done. The list has become rather extensive, and I'm not even sure I'll be able to complete all of my tasks.

The first thing I plan to do? Sit in a tree and snipe all the slackliners at Kiwanis Park. Okay. Obviously some of these tasks are more serious than others. But honestly. Can you think of anything better than an 8-month pregnant woman in a tree shooting a bunch of hipster/rock-climber/zoobies with a sling-shot (or some kind of harmless weapon) as they attempt to tightrope between trees?

I, for one, cannot.

9 comments:

Amy said...

literally lol'd at the thought of the sniping.

we were once apart of them, holli.

Alison Arntsen said...

i miss hypnobirthing class! i was talking to my friend about it last night, and just thinking about listening to the birth affirmations while i showered made me all nostalgic. so excited for you!!!!! exclamation pointssssssssss

travis said...

Well, I think you finally look like a real pregnant woman. And the thought of you up in tree at the park is hilarious. 2 more days of work!! Hope they have a party for you.

travis said...

Sorry again. This is mom not Travis.

Megan said...

I was about to say what Amy said. I'm pretty sure there is a good amount of pictures of Facebook of you being one of those hipsters slacklining.

Amber Marie said...

all i know is that if you do decide to climb up into a tree with a sling-shot, jacob better get a picture of that!

those affirmations are amazing. i sometimes want to listen to mine again too. and i agree that these are the first pictures in which you look very pregnant. you look great and i'm glad to hear you are feeling well too.

oh and jacob can catch your babe. two thing you need to check is your OB's feeling on it and if there is any hospital policy regarding it. we can't wait for baby girl robinson to get hereeee!!

The Joneses said...

Seriously, those affirmations are maaaagic! I loved them. Major invincibility rush every time.

Anna Jay said...

Loving your food digressions. Also your desires to prank. Pregnant prankers get me every time.

Angela D said...

That's really cool that Jacob wants to catch the baby. Just tell your doctor or whoever is doing the delivery so they know when to make room for him. They'll probably also give him pointers on how to catch her so she doesn't slip out of his grasp.